If you haven’t heard of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, it was an event when on May 31 – June 1, 1921, a white mob attacked residents and businesses of the African-American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This area was also known as Black Wall Street.
As part of a new documentary from the Smithsonian Channel, a rare, brand-new footage of Black Wall Street was uncovered after not seeing the light of day for more than 50 years! Also part of this footage is the only known color video of the day of the Riots.
Never forget your history…
If you want further insight, check our book recommendations:
- The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
- Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District (Images of America)
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